Location: Potsdam Delivery Method: Onsite

Our degree in Environmental Science & Engineering (ES&E) spans multiple disciplines to investigate how science and engineering interact with the environment in a broad context.

This is a necessary approach because the environment comprises complex, interacting biological, chemical, physical and social systems. Applying respective frameworks is essential to understanding how these systems function and the many ways environmental factors should be integrated into a comprehensive decision-making process.

The unusually broad background you will gain as an ES&E graduate will enable you to better understand how engineering and science impact policy decisions. The research-focused ES&E degree programs provide you with a flexible framework to develop coursework and pursue research projects that fit you individual interests.

ES&E is administered by Clarkson’s Institute for a Sustainable Environment, whose mission is to develop, foster and enhance innovative, cross-disciplinary research and educational activities at the forefront of environmental investigation. Interdisciplinary groups of faculty affiliates associated with the institute will advise students.

Chuan Tang
Studying at Clarkson prepared me to succeed in my future challenges. I discovered my interest in academic research and was encouraged to keep moving forward. It's important to me to keep advancing. I have enjoyed some wonderful opportunities here.

Chuan Tang '15, MS Environmental Science & Engineering, '17, PhD Environmental Science & Engineering

Curriculum

MS in Environmental Science & Engineering

The master's degree in ES&E consists of 30 credit hours worth of work, including a capstone thesis of research. This degree can usually be completed in 18 to 24 months.

Environmental Science & Engineering MS Curriculum

PhD in Environmental Science & Engineering

The institute also offers a PhD in ES&E that you can pursue after your master's degree is complete.

Environmental Science & Engineering PhD Curriculum

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Admission

MS Admission Requirements

MS Prerequisites

Applicants are expected to have completed at least one year of calculus, physics and chemistry; have some background in fluid mechanics; and have obtained a BS, BE or equivalent degree from an engineering or science program. No minimum grade point average (GPA) is required for admission; however, in general, a GPA > 3.25 for a BS degree in a related field is expected in combination with a superior record of academic achievement. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of ALL applicants. International applicants must submit a TOEFL score of 550 minimum (CBT score of 213 or IBT score of 80) or IELTS score of 6.5.

MS Exceptions

Up to 10 credits (grade B or better) of graduate work from another institution may be transferred into the program with the approval of the director. Entrance exams will be waived for recent Clarkson alumni.

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — three letters required
  • official transcripts
  • test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

*GRE may be waived for some applicants.

Supplemental information may be submitted if desired; this could include any other information that may help us evaluate your application.

PhD Admission Requirements

PhD Pre-Requisites

No minimum grade point average is required for admission, however in general a GPA > 3.25 for MS degree in a related field is expected in combination with a superior record of academic achievement. The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required of ALL applicants (GMAT okay for EPG). International applicants must submit a TOEFL score; a minimum of 550 (CBT score of 213 or IBT score of 80) or IELTS score of 6.5.

PhD Exceptions

Up to 30 credits (grade B or better) of graduate work from previous MS degree may be transferred in, with the approval of the Director. Entrance exams will be waived for recent Clarkson alumni. Direct admittance to the PhD program with a BS degree is possible for exceptional students.

A complete application file consists of the following items:

  • application form
  • resume and statement of purpose
  • letters of recommendation — three letters required
  • official transcripts
  • test scores — GRE* and TOEFL/IELTS (if applicable)

Contact Us

If you are interested in learning more, have questions or are ready to apply, contact

Graduate Admissions Team
graduate@clarkson.edu
518-631-9831

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